Allen's garden! As I walk into the gardens on my way to the studio I find myself pausing to look around. I always find a corner, a little tunnel in the vegetables, an arching tree with light filtering through the leaves like large sprinkles of snow. Thus patches of green are transformed into unexpected glimmers of glowing citron yellow.
Inspired by the magnificent John Singer Sargent Watercolor at the Brooklyn Museum, I approach the paper with glee, splashing it with watercolor and confidence. Have no fear! His watercolors have freedom, transparency and joy! The light is effervescent, the compositions invite you to look forever. Never fear, you haven't missed it! If you can get to Boston the Exhibit will be opening October 13th in Boston at the Museum of Fine Arts.
Back to the experience of just spending the time looking.....and painting..... centers me.